|title page of Pepe's book on bull fighting|
let us travel a bit in time and space - to the sunny Spain during the rule of the Bourbon kings, before the armies of Progress arrived with Napoleonic standards and left Spanish lands in shambles for the most part of the XIX century.
corrida de toros) and then they said a 'toro bravo' he himself had chosen killed him in the 'plaza de toros' in Madrid.
And Francisco Goya created several print showing this torero (above and below el torero in death and in the link Pepe Hillo in action) - part of a series of prints known as La Tauromaquia.
Pepe-Hillo or rather José Delgado Guerra is considered as one of the creators of the modern Spanish bull-fighting, along with Pedro Romero and Costillares.
He was killed by a brave bull called Barbudo in front of many spectators including Her Majesty the Queen Maria Louisa on May 11, 1801 in Madrid.
two Spanish prints showing his actions and untimely demise
Prints from his book La Tauromaquia o Arte de Torear - showing horses, picadores and the removal of the killed toro bravo
.. vae victis